Meet Mike Schraufnagel the brewmaster at Point Brewery just south of our factory in Merrill. And one of the 10 oldest breweries in America founded in 1857. Not often we find a company doing what they do longer than we’ve been making boots.
Richard is the International Sales Manager at Thorogood® he has made the Thorogood® Brand known across the globe.
Thursday October 10th, Thorogood and seven highly respected businesses in the Merrill Wisconsin area were nominated for Large Business of the year. Based on votes from Business Chamber members, Weinbrenner Shoe Company, manufacturer of Thorogood branded footwear won the award for our increased community involvement and our Thorogood Boot Camp.
The Thorogood Boot Camp lets local high school students create their own pair of boots from start to finish. The Boot Camp encourages students to learn not by textbooks or quizzes but by their hands, machines, and the help of Linda Herber who worked at Weinbrenner Shoes company for 39 years.
This program is set up to help these students embrace the trades and hard work. Our initiative of this program is to let these kids understand the process of manufacturing footwear and how rewarding that can be.
We want to thank the chamber and the Merrill community for voting for us for this great award. We are proud of all the Weinbrenner Shoe Company employees and the hard work that they put in to make the Thorogood brand successful worldwide.